By volume, Antarctica contains 90% of Earth’s ice — and volume is a far better metric to judge the state of an ice sheet than sea ice extent. But the AGW party loves its sea ice datasets –no doubt because they show a decline in the Arctic since the early 1980s– so, let’s play their game.
Over the course of a year, the extent of sea ice around the southern pole comfortably eclipses its northern cousin’s. At maximum winter extent, the Antarctic averages 3,000,000+ km2 more than the Arctic.
Looking at official government data from the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC), this year’s Antarctic sea ice extent grew rapidly in August to levels above the 1981-2010 average, and it has held there ever since.
The latest data-point –from day 292 (or Oct 18)– reveals that extent is currently standing at 18.388 million km2 compared with the 1981-2010 ‘day 292’ average of 18.112 million km2 — by my crude calculations, that’s 276,000 km2 more:
In addition, the NSIDC data also reveals that today’s extent is greater than that on the same date in 1979, as well as on the same date in every year of the 1980s and 1990s (barring 1980, 1998, and 1999):
These are the official figures.
If Anthropogenic Global Warming and “Polar Amplification” is a thing, then why aren’t its impacts being felt in Antarctica? Clearly, as demonstrated above, the opposite is occurring — how alarmists can square these numbers with their decidedly round AGW hole is baffling to me, or perhaps it just serves as another example of the power of political manipulation.
The science, that we are constantly instructed to follow, reveals that ice on planet Earth is NOT melting — the average is actually showing signs of increasing / growing / expanding / surging / multiplying / snowballing / accumulating — pick any synonym you like, so long as it stands for “make greater in size, amount, or degree”.
I’m sick of the lies; lies made a thousands times worse by the climatic reality that is actually fast-barreling towards us: the COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING; in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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